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2.0 out of 5 stars SLOPPILY WRITTEN: THE BOOK THAT DESTROYS A PERFECTLY SOUND LEGAL ARGUMENT!, 17 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Falsely Accused?: Mike Tyson and the Rape Trial that Destroyed a Champion (Paperback)
I bought a copy of the original book, Down For The Count, when it was released in 1993 but never got around to reading it.
I saw this new version that said it included new material that had come to light since the trial and conviction of the accused and thought I may as well read this one.
While the author seems to know what he's talking about there are so many typos, spelling errors and wrong words used ('won' instead of 'one', for example) the book it gets difficult to read and, quite honestly, even harder to take seriously.
Just about every page is marred by these amateurish mistakes.
It borders on moronic in spots.
'Her long, following dark hair...' when it should say 'long, flowing dark hair' - is another example.
If this is the new, updated version of the book why the heck didn't someone check the rest of it for these clumsy errors???
As another reviewer said you actually find yourself having to guess at certain words.
This writer was a criminal defense lawyer and a TV court analyst according to his bio on the back of the book.
I'll bet more than a few of his clients are wallowing in prison after hiring him, if this is the kind of attention to detail their cases received.
The context of the book is interesting and informative but someone needs to pull this publication out of circulation until it's corrected and not such an insult to the reader and to it's subject, Mike Tyson.
It really is one of the most poorly presented publications I've ever seen.
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